Children’s Puppet Show Coming to Seven Library Branches

The Ocean County Library Puppet Show Players will transform “The Princess and the Pony” picture book into a wonderful children’s puppet show at seven library branches during February.

Children and families will enjoy the story of Princess Pinecone’s birthday. She would like nothing more than to have a horse fit for a warrior. Her parents surprise her with a pony that doesn’t quite meet her expectations. Princess Pinecone may realize there is a warrior in the little pony after all.

Performances will take place at the following branches:
Little Egg Harbor, 290 Mathistown Rd., 609-294-1197, 10:30 a.m. Wed. Feb. 1
Tuckerton, 380 Bay Ave., 609-296-1470, 10:30 a.m. Tue. Feb. 7
Plumsted, 119 Evergreen Rd., New Egypt, 609-758-7888, 3:30 p.m. Wed. Feb. 8
Barnegat, 112 Burr St., 609-698-3331, 11 a.m. Fri. Feb 10
Pt. Pleasant Borough, 834 Beaver Dam Rd., 732-295-1555, 11 a.m. Tue. Feb. 14
Jackson, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400, 10:30 a.m. Fri. Feb. 17
Lakewood, 301 Lexington Ave., 732-363-1435., 2:30 p.m. Fri. Feb. 17

The story of the “Princess and the Pony” was developed and illustrated by Kate Beaton.
Beaton, a Nova Scotia native, created her first picture book after years of drawing the little round pony. She is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestseller “Hark! A Vagrant!”

The performances are free but registration is required. To register call the branch or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org and click Events & News.